How Ed Asner Came To Be Playing FDR Onstage

“I was on this same cruise ship and didn’t have anything to do on that particular trip, and the resident cruise ship genius said there was this script that Dore Schary wrote subsequent to Sunrise at Campobello on FDR’s last years. … I’ve never done a one-man show, and I wanted to see if I could meet the challenge, and of course, I adore Roosevelt.”